Credit Calendar

For information on recertification meetings and credits, contact Megan Patterson at 207-287-8804 or megan.l.patterson@maine.gov.

For information on recertification meetings and credits for potato growers in the Aroostook County, contact UMCE-Presque Isle at 207-760-9IPM or 207-760-9476.

CREDIT CALENDAR
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
DATE
PROGRAM
SUITABLE FOR
- UMass Amherst Courses- Opportunities for Pesticide Credits.

Pre-registration is required

All events will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Milford, MA

Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 9am-2:30pm.

The Invasive Plant Issue & Invasive Plant ID: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 9am-2pm.

Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 9am-2:30pm.



Forestry, ROW, Ornamental
February 21, 2019 - Comprehensive Training for School IPM Coordinators.

To register for and attend School IPM Comprehensive Training please see the School IMP page for scheduled dates

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/integratedpestmanagement/school/training/index.shtml



Commercial-School IPM
February 26, 2019 - 2019 MELNA Recertification workshop.

Tuesday, February 26th from 7:45am-3:10pm at Keeley's Banquet Center located at 178 Warren Avenue in Portland.

Preregistration by February 21st is required.

Workshop approved for 3 pesticide credits

Agenda & Registration form

Turf, Ornamental
February 27, 2019 - What's Bugging Our Forest: Insects and Diseases to Watch For.

Ellsworth City Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room, 5-7pm.

Maine's important forest resources are challenged by a variety of pests from native insects to invasive diseases and plants.

Join the Downeast Chapter of Maine Woodland Owners and learn about the species that threaten our forests and urban environments, and what you can do to help.

Speaker: Allison Kanoti, Maine State Entomologist.

Meeting approved for one pesticide credit



Forestry
February 28, 2019 - UMaine Annual Wild Blueberry Conference for Growers & Processors.

February 28th at the Black Bear Inn in Orono from 8am-3:30pm. (snow date: March 4th)

FREE- Registration is required: https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/calendar-of-events/umaine-wild-blueberry-conference/

Snow date will be March 4th.

Meeting approved for 3 pesticide recertification credits



Agricultural
February 28, 2019 - 2019 McCain Grower Meeting.

Thursday, February 28th from 9am-1:30pm at UMaine Presque Isle.

For more info contact: samuel.delano@mccain.com

Meeting approved for 2 pesticide credits



Agriculture
March 1, 2019 - 2019 Maine Grain Conference.

Friday March 1st from 8:30am-4:45pm

Campus Center, University of Maine Presque Isle (181 Maine Street, use south campus entrance)

Pre-registration is required: https://extension.umaine.edu/agriculture/maine-grain-workshop/

Conference approved for two pesticide credits

Agenda

Agriculture
March 4, 2019 - DASCO Dairy Forage Meeting.

Monday, march 4th from 9:45am-12pm at Governor's Restaurant located at 376 Maine St. in Waterville.

RSVP to Storer Demerchant 207-551-8874

Lunch will be provided

Approved for 2 pesticide credits

Agenda

Agriculture
March 5, 2019 - Benefits of Growing Vegetables in High Tunnels.

March 5th from 6-8pm at the Madawaska High School Library, located at 135 Seventh Ave in Madawaska.

To register for this class contact: Sharon Paradis 834-8670; sharon.paradis@maine.edu

Approved for one pesticide credit



Agriculture, vegetable
March 5, 2019 - Bayer Nematode Management Solutions.

March 5 from 9am-1pm at UMaine Presque Isle

For more info contact: steve.cumming@bayer.com

Meeting approved for 2 pesticide credits

Agenda

Agriculture, turf
March 5, 2019 - Browntail Moth Workshop.

March 5th from 7:30am-12:30pm at Maine Forest Products Council Facility located at 535 civic Center Dr. in Augusta

Coffee & snacks provided

Pre-registration will be required.

Approved for 4 pesticide credits

Agenda & Registration form

Outdoor Ornamental, Forestry
March 6, 2019 - 2019 Pre-season Tree Fruit Meeting.

Maine Pomological Society

March 06, 2019 in Room 170, Lewiston Auburn College, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston ME

Registration is at the door: $25 for Maine State Pomological Society Members, $30 for non-members, and includes lunch.

Approved for 3 pesticide credits

Draft Agenda

Orchard
March 6, 2019 - Benefits of Growing Vegetables in High Tunnels.

March 6th from 6-8pm at Presque Isle Cooperative Extension Office located at 57 Houlton Rd.

To register for this class contact: Emily Dow 532-6548 emily.dow@maine.edu

Approved for one pesticide credit



Agriculture, vegetable
March 12, 2019 - Growing High Bush Blueberries.

March 12th from 6-8pm at the Madawaska High School Library, located at 135 Seventh Ave in Madawaska.

To register, contact Sharon Paradis 834-8670; sharon.paradis@maine.edu

Approved for one pesticide credit



Agriculture, small fruit
March 12, 2019 - Cavendish Agri Services 2019 Dairy Grower Meeting.

Tuesday, March 12, from 10am-12pm at Governor's Restaurant located at 376 Main St. in Waterville.

Must RSVP to Steve London ASAP 207-538-6250

Approved for 2 pesticide credits

Agenda

Agriculture
March 13, 2019 - Growing High Bush Blueberries.

March 13th from 6-8pm at Presque Isle Cooperative Extension Office located at 57 Houlton Rd.

To register for this class contact: Emily Dow 532-6548; emily.dow@maine.edu

Approved for one pesticide credit



Agriculture, small fruit
March 13, 2019 - Forest Pest/Right-of-Way Workshop.

Brewer 12-5pm

Pre-registration is required

Agenda & registration link coming soon.

Approved for 4 pesticide credits



Forestry, ROW
March 14, 2019 - Forest Pest/Right-of-Way Workshop.

Lewiston 7:30am-12:30pm

Agenda & registration info to follow soon.

Approved for 4 pesticide credits



Forestry, ROW
March 18, 2019 - March 19, 2019New England Regional Council on Forest Engineering.

March 18-19, 2019

Wells Conference Center, located at 131 Munson Rd at the University of Maine in Orono.

Registration is required: https://forest.umaine.edu/outreach-resources/nercofe/

Day 1 approved for 2 pesticide credits

Agenda

March 20, 2019 - Pollinator Workshop.

Brewer 12:30-5:30pm

Pre-registration is required

Agenda & registration link coming soon.



ROW, Outdoor Ornamental, Biting Fly & Tick
March 21, 2019 - Pollinator Workshop.

Portland 7:30-12:30pm

Pre-registration is required

Agenda & registration link coming soon.



ROW, Outdoor Ornamental, Biting Fly & Tick
March 25, 2019 - March 26, 2019Maine 2019 Vegetable & Fruit School.

Monday, March 25th at Seasons Event & Conference Center in Portland.

Tuesday, March 26th at the Bangor Motor Inn Conference Center

Registration required: https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/blog/2019/01/08/maine-vegetable-and-fruit-school-2019/

Approved for 1 pesticide recertification credit per day



Agriculture
March 27, 2019 - Invasive Insects in Northern Maine.

March 27th, from 6pm-8pm at the Presque Isle UMaine Cooperative Extension Office located at 57 Houlton Rd.

To register, contact Emily Dow 532-6548; emily.dow@maine.edu

Approved for two pesticide credits



Forestry
April 2, 2019 - Invasive Insects in Northern Maine.

April 2nd from 6pm-8pm at the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office in Fort Kent, located at 34 Armory Rd

Approved for two pesticide credits



Forestry
April 4, 2019 - Forestry Night 2019- Houlton Winter Ag School.

April 4 from 6-9pm at Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snowmobile Clubhouse on Wiley Rd. in Littleton, ME

Presentations by: Nathan Siegert (USFS), Colleen Teerling (MFS) and Gary Fish (DACF) for an evening full of presentations and discussion of the emerald ash borer

Approved for 1 pesticide recertification credit



Forestry
April 4, 2019 - Native Plant Performers: Significant & Beautiful Alternatives.

Thursday April 4 from 8:30am-3pm at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens located at 132 Botanical Gardens Dr. in Boothbay

Agenda

May 2, 2019 - Invasive Plant Ecology, Impacts, Identification, & Management.

To be held May 2nd at the Oxford Cooperative Extension Office located at 9 Olson Rd in South Paris.

Contact Oxford County Extension Office at (207) 743-6329 for more info

Approved for 2 pesticide credits



Ornamental, ROW
October 29, 2019 - October 30, 20192-Day Rodent Academy.

To be held in Portland Maine October 29-30.

Each day approved for 4 pesticide credits

Details coming soon!!



Structural
Throughout the year Safety Works! Maine Department of Labor. Respirator and hazard communication classes approved for credits. All other classes considered on a case-by-case basis. Schedule on-line
For more information, contact Maine DOL 207-623-7900 or toll-free 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-723-3345).
All Applicators

Throughout the Year

Food Industry Sanitation Auditors Seminars. Locations all over the US. Information and registration details at: Food Industry Sanitation Auditors or contact Paul Laughlin at 913-782-6399 or info@fisaconsulting.com. Many credits

Food Processing & Fumigation

Throughout the Year

U-Mass Green School, Conferences and Workshop Calendar

Turf, Outdoor & Indoor Ornamental

ONLINE & HOME STUDY


COURSES APPROVED IN OTHER NEW ENGLAND STATES

(Also automatically approved for Maine credits)

New Hampshire
http://nh.gov/agric/pesticide_control/documents/FLIPPINGFILE_019.pdf
Massachusetts
http://www.mass.gov/agr/pesticides/licensing/pace/pace_courses.htm
Vermont
http://www.vermontagriculture.com/ARMES/pestcreditsschedule.htm
Connecticut
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324294
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324272
Rhode Island
http://www.uri.edu/cels/ceoc/ceoc_programs_pat.html
VIDEOTAPES

 

If you cannot attend any of above programs, you can earn up to two credits per recertification period for Private and Commercial Operator Applicators and up to three for Commercial Masters by renting and viewing videotapes.

Approved tapes are available from the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District office in Bangor. To earn credit you must request the quiz for recertification when renting the tape; complete the quiz and return it to the Board of Pesticides Control, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028.

You must score at least 80% on the quiz to receive credit. The quizzes are multiple choice and true/false questions. If you watch the entire video, the quiz should be easy to complete. One credit is given for each hour of video tape viewed.

To rent the tapes contact the Farm Video Center at Penobscot County SWCD at 207-990-3676 (press #3 after the initial recording to get the SWCD). You can also get more information on their Web site.